Bake The Cakes

Booty, booty, booty, booty rockin’ everywhere!

Oh, did you actually think I was talking about food? Guess again! It’s time I give you a few tips to build that, ever-so desired, bubble butt! 🍑

We’ll be going over two different exercises — Squats and Bulgarian Split Squats. The main thing I want to focus on is form. You won’t get the full benefit of an exercise without proper form so take notes for the next time you hit the gym!

Squats

  • Stand with your feet shoulder width apart.
  • Your toes should be pointed forward or slightly pointing out.
  • Always keep your core tight.
  • Squat down until your thighs are parallel to the floor.
  • Do not let your knees pass your toes.
  • Push back up through your heels (keep them grounded on the floor) and squeeze your glutes.

Bulgarian Split Squats

  • Keep your feet shoulder width apart.
  • Keep your core tight and toes pointing forward.
  • Always look forward and not down, otherwise you will lose your balance.
  • Your back should be straight and your chest out.
  • Squat down until your thigh is parallel to the floor.
  • Do not let your knees pass your toes.
  • Push back up through your heel (keep it grounded on the floor) and squeeze your glutes.

Below is a video demonstrating how to perform these exercises with dumbbells. For those of you just starting out in your fitness journey, you can do these without weights before challenging yourself to add them in.

Aim for 4 sets of 12 reps.

Remember, we’re focusing on form here so make sure to get that full range of motion. If the weight you are using is too heavy for you to do 12 reps, grab a lighter weight. If you’re doing these without weight, we’re going for full range of motion and not speed. Make sure you’re fully engaging your quads, glutes, and core. If you cheat on your form, you’re only cheating yourself. Get those cakes in the gym and start baking!

DISCLAIMER: The content provided is for informational purposes only. If you have any pre-existing injuries or physical/health conditions, you should consult your physician before starting/changing your fitness plan. Any exercise followed in this article is done at your own risk.